The table below looks at the statistics for VPLS skills in IT jobs advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VPLS over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
Rank 183 183 158
Rank change year-on-year
0 -25
Permanent jobs citing VPLS 2 5 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 0.060% 0.14% 0.81%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.47% 0.80% 4.29%
Number of salaries quoted 2 5 23
Average salary £50,000 £52,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.76% +16.66%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +7.14%
VPLS
West Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Leeds region.

Communications & Networking Category
Leeds
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
425 627 629
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 12.73% 17.81% 18.77%
Number of salaries quoted 381 490 431
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,200 £26,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

VPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing VPLS across the Leeds region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

VPLS Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

VPLS
Salary Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing VPLS across the Leeds region.

VPLS Salary Trend in Leeds

VPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT jobs across the Leeds region citing VPLS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited VPLS.

1 2 (100.00%) LAN
1 2 (100.00%) WAN
1 2 (100.00%) PPP
1 2 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (100.00%) VPN
1 2 (100.00%) DNS
1 2 (100.00%) SSL
1 2 (100.00%) SLA
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) CommVault
1 2 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 2 (100.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 2 (100.00%) MPLS
1 2 (100.00%) BCP
1 2 (100.00%) BGP
1 2 (100.00%) EIGRP
1 2 (100.00%) L2TP
1 2 (100.00%) VRRP
1 2 (100.00%) Project Management
1 2 (100.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) IPsec
1 2 (100.00%) Business Continuity
1 2 (100.00%) Network Design
1 2 (100.00%) Load Balancing
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (100.00%) SolarWinds
1 2 (100.00%) SolarWinds Orion
1 2 (100.00%) DMVPN
1 2 (100.00%) HSRP

VPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT jobs across the Leeds region citing VPLS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited VPLS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) BGP
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (100.00%) DMVPN
1 2 (100.00%) DNS
1 2 (100.00%) EIGRP
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) HSRP
1 2 (100.00%) IPsec
1 2 (100.00%) L2TP
1 2 (100.00%) LAN
1 2 (100.00%) MPLS
1 2 (100.00%) PPP
1 2 (100.00%) Spanning Tree
1 2 (100.00%) SSL
1 2 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (100.00%) VPN
1 2 (100.00%) VRRP
1 2 (100.00%) WAN
General
1 1 (50.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Implementation Engineer
1 2 (100.00%) Network Engineer
1 2 (100.00%) Network Implementation Engineer
1 2 (100.00%) Senior Implementation Engineer
1 2 (100.00%) Senior Network Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Firewall Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Senior Cisco Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Senior Firewall Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) BCP
1 2 (100.00%) Business Continuity
1 2 (100.00%) Business Continuity Planning
1 2 (100.00%) Coaching
1 2 (100.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (100.00%) Load Balancing
1 2 (100.00%) Mentoring
1 2 (100.00%) Network Design
1 2 (100.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) PRINCE2
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) CCDA
1 1 (50.00%) CCDP
1 1 (50.00%) CCNP
1 1 (50.00%) CCSA
1 1 (50.00%) CCSE
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (50.00%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (100.00%) SolarWinds Orion
1 2 (100.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) CommVault
1 2 (100.00%) SolarWinds